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.s./arab relations, a panel of middle east analysts looked at iran's nuclear program and a response from the u.s. and arab governments. they debate the effectiveness of economic sanctions and the consequences of a military strike against iran. this is an hour and a half. >> and we're privileged to have as the chair for this session dr. thomas mattair. he's a longtime professional, writer, researcher in this field. he's also the executive director of the middle east policy council, and the middle east policy council as you may know puts out one of the foremost periodicals if not the foremost periodical on issues pertaining to the united states and the arab world primarily, but the larger middle east and islamic world as well. he's spent some time, several years in the united arab emirates as a researcher at the emirates center for strategic studies and research and wrote a voluminous study of the issue of the three islands that are occupied by iran and became occupied on december the 1st, 1971, with the, one of the three islands that the iranians occupied was smaller than the hip or the naval v
that touched this institution here at the naval academy what is commonly known as the iran contra. >> let's go back to set the cold war is often thought to have begun in azerbaijan. what do you mean by that? >> what happened is the allies, the british and the russians in september 41 had occupied iran and has a supply line to the soviet union fighting for its life against nazi germany. the u.s. joined in that occupation after the u.s. joined the war and the russians did not leave as they had agreed to do it and instead set up a separatist movement in the northwest which first demanded autonomy from iran. that crisis was the first item on the docket of the newly formed united nations and of the first five resolutions of the security council starting in january of 1946. three of the five involve iran and azerbaijan. >> what role did the cia played in iran in the 1950's? >> well, peter, that's a good question. i don't have many details. many pyrenean friends of mine think i know more about the operations than i do of the cia. people argue over this endlessly what we do know is that the early 1953
blair. >> and we conclude with the president of iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad. three perspectives on the middle east, the arab spring and iran when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: captioning sponsored by captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: new york city this week was the site of two major global conferences, one the united nations general assembly in which representatives of the nations who are members of the general assembly come here, including heads of state and foreign ministers and others at the clinton global initiative, business and government and ngo s were in attendance to talk about big ideas, big problems. one of the problems they talked about at both places was syria. another was middle east protest about a film that attacked mohammed and the third was iran and nuclear weapons. we begin with the former president of the united states bill clinton in conversation with me and my colleague at cbs nora o'donnell. >> rose: do you think this election the president ha
president of iran, why has she been imprisoned for protesting against your regime? >> in iran, there is only one regime, so perhaps they are protest against that and in iran, the judicial branch is not under the power of the government, they have their own laws and's what they follow. and we have no interference in that. the government has paved wait four the highest form of freedom of most people. you see people criticize, people sometimes trespass the border lines of proper as a president, i'm not middle of the people of iran, without drawing any borders, without drawing any reed red lines, we converse. >> right, but this isn't just any protester, this could be your daughter in the future. she is daughter of your predecessors, the president. it's a fairly significant moment that she has been imprisoned. do you feel uncomfortable that this lady is in jail? >> let's separate the two argument, the two topics. happy this anyone is going to prize in? no. never. no one should go to prison, but also keep in mind that in any country, every one must be treated equally under the laws. no one must ha
states, let alone with israel, and more open to iran's message of foreign policy independence. what policy elites here ms., is the islamic republic does not need governments to be more pro-iranian. that's not what they need. they just need these governments to be less pro-american, less pro-israel and more independent. but you often hear in washington in particular that the arab awakening means that iran is going to see. it's only arab allies. or as candidate romney says, evidently without looking at a map, iran's only outlet to the sea. this reflects how it is american elite's, not those sitting in tehran here in denial about basic political trends in the middle east, let alone basic geography. by the islamic republic does not believe that serious bashar al-assad will be overthrown by syrians, the key point is that even a post a sovereign government would not be pro-american or pro-israel. and it may even be less seen on keeping the order with israel quiet. and unless a post assad government were taliban like, serious foreign policy will be just fine for the islamic republic. even
"negotiaing with iran." this interview is part of booktv's college series, it was recorded at the u.s. naval academy in annapolis, maryland. >> host: john limbert, in your book, "negotiaing with iran", wrestling with the ghost of history, you talk about two crises in iranian history. what are those for crises? >> guest: two of them are actually prerevolution. two of them are post- revolution. the first was the crisis over the north west iran in area after world war ii. many people believe that that is where the cold war actually started. the second was the whale crisis of 1951 and 1953. in which the iranians attempted to exert control over major economic resources and the effort was frustrated in part because of a cia sponsored coup against the iranian national leader. the second occurred after the islamic revolution. the first was something that i was involved in personally. which is the hostage crisis in 1979 until 1981. the second was the crisis involving the hostages -- american and others -- those held in lebanon during the 1980s. a part of that, it was an incident that touched this ins
in '72, he was 90 years old. voice for peace, decorated war hero and we acknowledge his passing. >>> iran and the united states agreed to one-on-one nuclear talks. joining me, we have alli a blogger and marie slaughter, professor of politics and affairs at princeton and the former policy planner for obama state department. joe sestak from pennsylvania, three star admiral for the clinton national security council and former speech writer for condoleezza rice. the defining moment of tuesday night's presidential debate came between president obama and mitt romney on last month's attack in benghazi, libya. the issue was seen as a slam dunk for romney, but quickly turned into a political disaster. >> the day after the attack, governor, i stood in the rose garden and i told the american people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror. >> i think it was interesting, the president said on the day after the attack, he went into the rose garden and said this was an act of terror. you said in the rose garden, the day after the attack, it was a
significant difference, on iran, we can expect that both president obama and candidate romney will be focusing a great deal on iran as a threat. their language will be very similar. but the red line they are imposing is very different. for president obama, the red line all along has been the question of preventing iran from obtaining, from getting in a clear weapon. but everybody agrees the u.s., all 16 u.s. intelligence agencies, most of the israeli intelligence and military officials, etc., everybody agrees that is way down the road. but for governor romney, the red line he has claimed and he claimed it again in his speech -- his own foreign-policy speech is that he will rely on the israeli red line, although he did not identify it as that, which is preventing iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capacity, nuclear-weapons capability. that is a whole cuttlefish. that is now. the ability to produce enriched uranium, which any country with a nuclear power program has come including iran, and scientific know-how, which iran has come except for the five scientists that have been assassinated presu
and it still does not work. >> i would like to move to the next segment. red lines, is real and iran. -- israel and iran. you each have two minutes. would either of you be willing to declare that an attack on israel is an attack on the united states which is the same promise we give too close allies like japan. if you made such a declaration, would that not deter iran? it deterred the soviet union for a long time when we made that promise. >> israel is our true friend and greatest ally in the region. america will stand with israel. i made it clear throughout my presidency. >> you are saying i have already made that declaration. >> i will stand with israel if they are attacked. this is the reason whyworking with israel, we have created the strongest intelligence cooperation in our history. -- military and intelligence cooperation between our two countries in history. this week, we will be carrying out the largest military exercise in history with israel, this week. the issue of iran -- as long as i'm president of the united states, iran will not get a nuclear weapon. i made that clea
warming and the nuclear threat posed by israel versus iran. he spoke last month at the university of massachusetts in amherst, at any event sponsored by the center for popular economics. his talk was entitled, "who owns the world?" >> when i was thinking about these remarks, i had two topics in mind. i could not decide between them. pretty obvious ones. one topic is, what are the most important issues that we face? the second topic is, what issues are not being treated seriously or at all in the quadrennial frenzy now under way called in election? but i realize that there is no problem. it is not a hard choice. they are the same topic. there are reasons for it, which are very significant in and of themselves. i would like to return to that in a moment. first, a few words on the background beginning what the announced title -- "who owns the world?" a good answer but this was given years ago by adams met, someone we're supposed to worship but not read. [laughter] he was referring to the most powerful country in the world in his day, in the country that interested him, namely, englan
. freed american hiker shane bauer rights, "solitary in iran nearly broke me. then i went inside america's prisons." >> i spent seven months in a prison cell. i thought this was one be better than it is. this is one of eight in a pod. a little over 11 by 7 feet, smaller than any i have ever inhabited. >> shane bauer was held in solitary confinement in iran for four months, now his written a major exposÉ on shocking conditions of solitary confinement inside the u.s.. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in san rafael, broadcasting from the community media center. both the u.s. and iran are denying claims of having reached an agreement in principle for direct one-on-one nuclear talks. the new york times reported saturday a deal had been struck between u.s. diplomats and top iranian officials reporting to ayatollah ali khamenei. iran is said to have asked the talks be delayed until after the upcoming november elections so they could know with whom they'd be sitting down. but in a statement,
spending, iran and libya. the one exchange, obama chided romney for seeking to increase military spending by an additional $2 trillion. >> governor romney has not spent enough time looking at how our military works. he mentioned the navy and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. governor, with your horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. we have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. we have ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines. and so the question is not taken the battleship where we're counting ships, it is, what are our capabilities -- the >> despite caution nonmilitary spending, the two candidates struggled at times to differentiate themselves on key foreign policy areas. asked about u.s. drone warfare abroad, romney said he fully backs the obama administration's efforts. >> let me ask you, governor, because we know president obama's position on this, what is your position on the use of drones? >> well, i believe we should use any and all means necessary to take out people who pose a threat to us and our friends aro
-to-face talks with iran. the markets this monday morning shrunk. it is dismissed as october surprise one of the. the final debate is tonight. if romney keeps the momentum he is the next president. we have not forgotten the markets. a very small bounce for stocks, gold and oil just ahead. "varney and company" is about to begin. stuart: caterpillar is one of the stocks used as an economic indicator. makes construction equipment, sometimes reflects the state of the world economy. caterpillar's profits are up 50% strong sales and the u.s.. the rest of the world weaker than expected, and changed the opening bell. turn to the election. two weeks from tomorrow look at the latest polls. they are tied at 47. dead heat that this poll had president obama leading by 5, the go. his trend is towards romney. look at this for momentum. the gallup poll has romney pulling to a seven point lead. the latest daily tracking poll, and adams sunday. best case of the president is a tie. and the latest number, scott will be joined us with those early monday morning results. what are we looking for in tonight's debate? w
>>> pressure points. the european union imposes new sanctions against iran. western leaders have tried time and again to get their counterparts in tehran to halt their nuclear program. they've done their best to make it more difficult to do business there. now eu foreign ministers slapped more economic penalties on iran banning trade in finance, energy, and transport. >> reporter: eu foreign ministers made the decision at a meeting in luxembourg on monday. they said they took the stance because talks between iran and six world powers have made little progress. the eu is to ban in principle financial transactions between banks in the region and those in iran. the matter excludes medical and humanitarian aid. in addition, the eu has decided to impose a total ban on imports of iranian natural gas, though the current amount of import is quite limited. the union already banned iranian crude oil imports in july. the eu is also to prohibit member nations from shipping uranium and steel to iran as the country could use the material to build nuclear bombs. >> we have always said sanctions
at the debates. >> i assume not just libya, syria, iran, what's going on with u.s. relations with russia, china, and of course the whole war on terror. lots of questions on that t so is he going through all these issues, issues he's dealt with in the fast four years. >> reporter: he is going through all those issues and as you know the campaign has been second retive about specifics when it comes to preparation going into the debates but clearly they understand that mitt romney will come out swinging on all of those issues that you have just listed. both not only the romney campaign and the republicans in general have been critical of this president not only on his domestic issues but hau he has been hand lilg all these issues overseas and the president preparing to counter that at the final debate. >>> thanks very much. let's dig deeper and discuss the state of the race and look ahead to monday's final presidential debate. we're joined by gloria borger and ryan liza. he's the new yorker mag zeen's washington correspondent. gloria, how important is this final debate to both of these candidates?
. that's all he has been able to demonstrate. doesn't matter whether it's iran, iraq, which the tragedy to bring the troops home, where it's bin laden, which he said he wouldn't move heaven and earth to do anything about. whether it's going on europe-- >>> on benghazi, does the governor -- does the governor have a point, with these questions. 24 hour it's within 24 hour, caa said it was a terror attack. have you chris stevens asking for more security -- >> the republicans voted against the additional security. look, i think there is only the president has been taking this seriously. have you republicans who did a document dump, putting lives at risk. i think the american people are going to watch the debate and say, which candidate has a thoughtful, serious approach to really difficult foreign policy questions, which one is saying whatever he's for, i'm against. i am for this, but not later on. i am going to flip flop on a variety of issues and on some issues, i don't have a difference but i am going to say i'm against him because it's a political campaign. >> eric: marjorie said, quote
in the interim. i do want to, if i can, just say one thing about the comments about iran, which is also very related to this serious issue. he does set up the strawman about the sanctions on iran and the 20 countries that have gotten off the hook. i think it is interesting to note that this is where the facts really do matter. the iran sanctions act is the critical piece of legislation that the congress passed in the 1990's to punish iran and those who support its petroleum sector. zero companies were sanctioned by the bush administration under the iran sanctions act in eight years. 0. when the president came into office, he very aggressively moved on the sanctions using existing treasury department authorities. he then worked with the congress almost immediately to sign a new comprehensive piece of legislation, of which multiple companies across the world, including chinese companies, including russian companies, have been sanctioned. the 20 exemptions that he likes to talk about were a wholly different piece of authority, which granted the president the authority to exempt countries that m
report that is one on one negotiations between the u.s. and iran could begin after the election, despite white house denials now. would it stop iran from getting a nuclear bomb? we have got detai on that coming up next. >>> plus surprise, surprise. a government audit find half a billion dollars of stimulus for grn jobs doesn't pay. one of the program's supporters says it is still worth it. i say he's nuts. he is is here to disagree with me. more "money" coming up. snost ♪ melissa: iran's nuclear program taking center stage. word i the u.s. is to ha one-on-one meetings with iran after the election. my next guest says we have tonegotiate with iran before going to war. joining us in an exclusive interview, nick burns former undersecretary of state for political affairs and professor at harvard kennedy school of government. great to have you back on the show. let's get right to it. this all stems from a report in the "new york times" that talked about the administration saying that they had set up one-on-one negotiations or meetings with iran. they then later came back out, they had a spok
the greatest threat of all is iran, four years closer to a nuclear weapon. we're going to have to recognize that we have to do as the president's done. i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda. but we can't kill our way out of this mess. we're going to have to put in place a very comprehensive and robust strategy to help the world of islam and other parts of the world reject this radical violent extremism which is certainly not on the run. it is certainly not hiding. this is a group that is now involved in 10 or 12 countries and it presents an enormous threat to our friends, to the world, to america, long term, and we must have a comprehensive strategy to help reject this kind of extremism. >> mr. president. >> well, my first job as commander in chief, bob, is to keep the american people safe. and that's what we've done over the last four years. we ended the war in iraq. refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. and as a consequence, al qaeda's core leadership has been decimated. in addition, we're now able to transit
of all is iran. and we're going to have to recognize is do as the president has done. i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden, and going after al chi da. but we're not going to kill our way out of this mess. we have to help the worldist lam and other parreds of the world, this is a group that is involved in ten or 12 countries, and presents an enormous threat to the world, to america, long term, and we must have a comprehensive strategy to help reject this extremism. >> mr. president. >> my first job is to keep america safe. and that's what we have done. we ended the war on iraq and refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11 as a consequence al-qaeda's core leadership has been decimated. we're able to transition out of afghanistan in a responsible way, and that allows us also to rebuild alliances, and make friends around the world to combat future threats. now with respect to libya, as i indicated in the last debate, when we received that phone call, i immediately made sure that number one we did everything we could to secure those ame
for that region. of course, the greatest threat of all is iran, four years closer to a nuclear weapon. and we're going to have to recognize that we have to do as the president has done. i congratulate him on taking out usama bin laden and going after the leadership of al qaeda, but we can't kill our way out of this mess. we're going to have to put in place a very comprehensive and robust strategy to help the world of islam and other parts of the world reject this radical violent extremism which is certainly not on the run. it's certainly not hiding. this is a group that is now involved in ten or 12 countries. and it presents an enormous threat to our friends, to the world, to america, long term. and we must have a comprehensive strategy to help reject this kind of extremism. >> mr. president? >> well, my first job as commander and chief, bob, is to keep the american people safe. and that's what we have done over the last four years. we ended the war in iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. and as a consequence, al al qaeda's core leadership has been disseminat
pole! mr. gorbachev, tear down this narwhal! (laughter) then mitt romney threatens iran. stop your nuclear program or he will cut off your pbs! (laughter) and my guest is music legend and animal rights activist morrissey in his honor, today my interns are free range! (cheers and applause) nasa's "curiosity" rover has found a small shiny object on mars. it's either the top of a giant metal city buried beneath the sand or a screw. (laughter) this is "the colbert report." (cheers and applause) captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) (cheers and applause) >> stephen: welcome to the "report," everybody, thank you so much for joining us! (cheers and applause) thank you so much, please, nation -- (audience chanting "stephen") thank you so much, please, ladies and gentlemen, you're too kind to me. nation, it has been 16 months since mitt romney declared his candidacy-- a month since he accepted the nomination and five days since he started running for president. (laughter) folks, he is surging! new polls have him tied with or leading the presid
who escaped from the u.s. embassy during the iran hostage crisis in 1979. the cia operation to find and get them out of the country involved cia officer antonio mendez hosing as a hollywood producer scouting out locations or a fake science fiction movie titled "argo." this is about 30 minutes. >> if we could have everybody in the back come on up that's going to join us. thank you so much for your patience. the reports we were getting was that the traffic around the block was around as. apparently -- thank you. people are nodding, so that's good. thank you very much. there may be some people still held up and we will welcome them. welcome to the international spy museum. i'm peter earnest, executive director and i'll ask you as a courtesy, to those for recording the program and to the speakers, the kind enough to turn off your cell phones, pdas and so forth. that would be a big help. thank you. well, it's wonderful to see all of you here for the signing, and as we kick off the signing, i will show you a clip of the film based on the book for which you came to attempt the signing. so
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